It seems that questions on Prog.SE are language-agnostic by default, and the tag is just unnecessary noise

There's currently 29 questions with the tag.

Anyone agree/disagree we should kill the tag?

  • I've gone through and removed the tags, with a link in the edit comment to this question. (Apologies that it looks like I've spammed the front page!) Nov 16, 2010 at 15:19

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I don't disagree that we should kill the tag, but I do disagree if that means that we shouldn't ask language specific questions here. They may not get answered right away, but there are enough opinionated Delphi, Python and C# programmers on the site that language minutiae is not beyond the scope or interests of the community.

  • To clarify, I didn't say that we shouldn't ask language specific questions, but simply that the default is that a question applies to any/all languages. If a question does apply to a specific language, it'll get tagged appropriately. Nov 12, 2010 at 10:02

I agree it is superfluous.


No - it should not be completely killed.

Ok, so as in the comment above I removed the tag from most questions, but as I was going through I noticed three exceptions, where it seems relevant to keep the tag:

Since the topic of those tags is specifically about being language agnostic, (rather than it being a non-descriptive tag as in the other cases), I figured it makes sense to keep it there.

Hopefully others agree?

  • If it's in the title, does it need to be in a tag? Nov 19, 2010 at 19:15
  • Compare the search results for the tag vs for the words - if you want to find questions specifically related to it, the tag cuts down the noise. Nov 19, 2010 at 19:26

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